We’re planning lots of exciting talks, events and socials for the new academic year 2020/21!
Keep up to date here, or on our Facebook page
Born Free Talk
Thursday, November 26th 2020, 7pm
Ian Redmond OBE, Born Free’s Senior Wildlife Consultant will be giving a talk for the Born Free foundation about his experience as a reluctant volunteer!
Introduction to UK reptiles and surveying
Thursday, November 19th 2020, 7pm
Ben Harris from Froglife will be leading this talk as part of the Discovering Reptiles Project. Froglife are a national wildlife charity committed to the conservation of amphibians and reptiles and this project aims to improve participant’s knowledge of reptiles and their national recording throughout the UK. Ben has a number of years’ experience running reptile surveys and ecology talks whilst working as a ranger and project officer.The talk will cover common and widespread UK reptiles with an overview of their identification, and where and how to look for them.
It will be suitable for all audiences, and will especially appeal to anyone interested in wildlife and conservation. This course particularly suits those who:
• Wish to improve their identification skills of UK reptiles
• Is looking to gain knowledge on how to survey for reptiles – whether in their own garden or a public green space
• Looking for experience in the environmental sector
• Wish to learn about the importance of recording our reptile species and how doing so can make a real differenceJoin Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 825 516 5892
Atlantic Whale and Dolphin Foundation Talk
Thursday, October 15th 2020, 7pm
The AWdF, Atlantic Whale and Dolphin Foundation, is a conservation and research programme based in Tenerife. They have been running their volunteer and internship programme on the whale watching boats for some twenty-five years, and it provides the opportunity for you to ‘Do Something’ and to ‘Make a Difference’. Come to our online event to find out more about what they do, their research and volunteering opportunities! We’ll send out information on how to join the online platform closer to the date!
Love the Oceans Talk
Thursday, October 29th 2020, 7pm
Come join us to learn about getting involved with Love the Oceans! Love The Oceans is a non-profit marine conservation organisation in Guinjata Bay, Mozambique. We use research, education and diving to drive action towards a more sustainable future. We offer a cutting edge volunteer program that gives individuals the chance to work alongside our marine biologists and the local community helping with conservation and research.Volunteers gain experience through our research and community outreach over the space of 2 – 6 weeks (plus an optional extra week including 5 nights in the world famous Greater Kruger Natural Ecosystem!).As a volunteer, you form an essential part of our team. You will rotate around our principal activities of:
– Fisheries data collection
– Megafauna surveys
– Coral reef surveys
– Teaching and painting at the local schools
– Teaching swimming lessons to local children and adults
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that will not only give you hands on practical experience that you will not get elsewhere, but also a leg up in the world of conservation careers!
Visit the website to learn more before the talk!